Justice Altamas Kabir, the seniormost judge of the Supreme Court, was Saturday sworn in as the 39th Chief Justice of India.
Justice Kabir succeeds S.H. Kapadia who demitted office Saturday. He will be the Chief Justice of India for nine months till July 18, 2013.
The ceremony was attended by Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, cabinet ministers, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley, Supreme Court judges, lawyers and other invitees, a statement from Rashtrapati Bhawan said.